One of the products we launched last Dutch Design Week is the Tension Pin. The Tension Pin is a renewable brooch that we designed to showcase the shape of tension.
We had loads of fun explaining the flexibility and reparability of the brooch to visitors of the Dutch Design Week and ended up with hardly any pins left and a stop on sales the last day of the fair.
The brooch is made of several layers natural latex stretched around a 3d-printed base of wood/PLA. Latex is a natural product and will deteriorate over time, which means we had to make the pin reparable.
The Tension pin is designed in a way that makes it possible to easily renew the latex top layers: pop out the inner brooch by pushing through the hole in the back and stretch a new latex layer around the curved line.
The two kinds of latex we use are easily obtainable, which makes it possible to not only change the layers when they break, but to have fun with it, and change the color or finish of your brooch whenever it suits you.
The Tension Pin is available in different shades and comes in a cardboard jewelry box.
Missed your chance during the Dutch Design Week? - No worries! Last week we got to work, and the Tension Pins are back in store now! Check it out in our webshop >>>
Since we launched Waterworks, we've had many questions about how to use the system in the best possible way. We dedicated a FAQ-section in our webshop to it, (click) but still have questions coming in by e-mail.
We totally get it: the importance of the air-tight closure and vacuum can easily be underestimated. YES: making sure the top hole of the reservoir is closed air-tight is really THAT important.
Anyway, we hope this little video helps you along. As always: feel free to get in touch if you have any additional questions.
Oh right, i hear you: why we decided on the extra top hole in the first place? We wanted to design something you can enjoy for a long time, the top hole makes it a lot easier to clean the glass reservoirs when they get waterstains.